Arsenal transfer news: Ivan Fresneda ready to leave club this month
Arsenal are monitoring Ivan Fresneda and keeping informed of any developments concerning the young right-back, with The Athletic reporting that the 18-year-old wants to make a move and take that next step in his career.
Fresneda is certainly establishing himself as one of the most exciting talents in Europe right now. The Athletic names a raft of clubs pursuing the teenager. Arsenal are joined by the likes of Newcastle United, Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid in the battle to sign the full-back.
His asking price is around £13 million. So it is hardly a surprise that he is being heavily linked with a move away in this window.
Arsenal target Fresneda ready to leave his club
The Athletic reports that Arsenal have bigger priorities in this window. They hope to sign another forward and a central midfielder. But they are keeping an eye on Fresneda’s situation. And they have met with his representatives.
The report notes that Arsenal want to remain in the loop when it comes to developments on the defender’s future.
Should they make a move, it may be a little while before he gets the chance to make his debut. The Athletic suggests an immediate return to Real Valladolid on loan would be most likely if the Gunners struck a deal.
Fresneda, meanwhile, is ready to leave. He wants to make the next step in his career.
Certainly, one of the best pieces of business Arsenal have done in recent years was the move for an 18-year-old defender by the name of William Saliba.
The Gunners did not rush Saliba into the side. In fact, he only made his debut this season. And they are reaping the rewards for being patient.
Fresneda is a ‘fantastic‘ talent. So there will be plenty of Arsenal fans hoping that they make a move before he ends up moving elsewhere.